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one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
greatly emotional or zealous (ardent)
to incite; to rouse (instigate)
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
a rude or insensitive person
fleeting; passing quickly; brief
to illegally use or reproduce
strength of spirit; courage
to provide support (reinforce)
recklessly wasteful; extravagant (lavish)
a situation that is difficult to get out of
causing delay (dallying)
disparaging or descriptive word or phrase (slur)
immunity from punishment or penalty
unfortunate; inappropriate
lazy; listless (lethargic)
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige
belligerent; warlike (hostile)
pompous speech or expression
biting; severe (harsh)
to grow to increase swiftly and abundantly
typical or standard specimen; model
an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing monster
having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice (disinterested)
marked with spots or blotches; impure (stained)
to cut off abruptly (shorten)
capable of being set right; correctable
out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
stubborn; hardheaded (uncompromising)
to delight or entertain (amuse)
baffled; at a loss for what to say or do (bewildered)
loud; noisy; lacking restraint (raucous)
an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
causing laugher; laughable
to stun, baffle, or amaze
about to happen (impending)
diametrically opposed; as in antithesis
to throw overboard (discard)
culled from many sources (varied)
a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
flashy; gaudy
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
having sound judgment; perceptive (wise)
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